Volpe News: Older Driver Safety, Railway Safety, Automated Vehicles, and more

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Mary Stearns

New Expert Panel Advises on Safety for Older Drivers

More than 30 million older drivers will be on our roads, and one in four drivers will be age 65 or older by 2030. Today's older drivers face significant lifestyle, environmental, and motor vehicle changes, making the need for robust driver education courses critical. The AARP, in collaboration with MIT AgeLab, created the National Older Driver Safety Expert Panel...more


Unique Partnership Leads to Safer Rails

Officials from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), and Volpe, The National Transportation Systems Center, traveled to Pueblo, Colorado, to visit Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI), the test track used by FRA...more

Gary Ritter

Automated VehiclesComing Soon to a Driveway Near You?

Automated or autonomous? That is the question, said Gary Ritter, director of the Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies at Volpe, The National Transportation Systems Center. Ritter recently spoke to the transportation community during Transportation Trajectories...more

Cynthia Lee

Dispatch From the Field—Befriending Buffalo in the Badlands

"The worst experiences give you the best stories," said Cynthia Lee, an electronics engineer at Volpe, The National Transportation Systems Center. For over 20 years, Lee has been involved with many of Volpe's acoustics measurement projects, collecting, analyzing, and modeling acoustic data...more 


Video Highlights of Human-Machine Interactions Expert Panel Now Available

Video highlights and a summary report of Volpe's recent expert panel on human-machine interactions are now available online...more

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